Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Green Smoothies

We often have smoothies for breakfast. We keep things really simple... start with yogurt since yogurt is a nutritional powerhouse. I make my own yogurt from "fresh" milk, but any plain yogurt will do. Add some bananas and an assortment of fresh and frozen fruit. We pick gallons of strawberries and blueberries in the summer so we have these on hand all year. If most of the fruit is frozen, we add Orange Juice. Our smoothies are always unique. If it turns out thick, we put it in a bowl with homemade granola sprinkled on top. If it comes out thin, we drink it with a straw. I guess the bottom line with smoothies is "Be Adventurous!"

All that said, I think we're going to take our smoothies to the next level. "Going green" adds huge amounts of enzymes, antioxidants and immune builders. And, with a fruit base like I've described above, a Green Smoothie still keeps it's great flavor. We'll see if everyone in this family agrees : ) Check out this video to see how to make a Green Smoothie. Scroll down past the video and you'll see additional nutritional information for several types of Green Smoothies.


Jenn said...

I have green smoothies for breakfast in the mornings ... I haven't quite gotten my son on board with it yet! Delicious!
{Love your blog, friend! I am looking forward to following it!}

Andrea Manor said...

Yum! Thanks so much for posting this. I've had a vitamix for awhile, but didn't know about green smoothies. My whole family loves these. We've made two different kinds so far.